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An Indoor Air Quality Evaluation at a southern California Junior High School

By | Case Study, Indoor Environmental Quality

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

An insurance carrier retained the Phylmar Group, Inc. to investigate a number of indoor air quality complaints at a southern California junior high school following the filing of 25 worker’s compensation claims and a $900,000 tort claim by a student. A series of faculty interviews were conducted along with an evaluation …

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Investigation of a Breast Cancer Cluster in an Office Building

By | Case Study, Indoor Environmental Quality

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

The Phylmar Group, Inc. was retained by a major clothing manufacturer to investigate a cluster of seven breast cancer cases in an office complex as part of an indoor environmental quality evaluation. Walkthrough surveys were conducted in the buildings. Facility maintenance personnel were interviewed, and records were examined to understand operation …

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Indoor Air Quality Evaluation of Microbiological Contamination at a Retail Site

By | Case Study, Indoor Environmental Quality

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

An indoor air quality evaluation was performed for a major real property developer and manager to investigate a series of complaints lodged by several tenant employees at one of the firm’s large southern California retail facilities. The complaints included eye, throat and respiratory irritation; headaches and dizziness; and allergic reactions and …

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Asbestos Litigation Involving an Office Building Owner and Commercial Tenant

By | Case Study, Litigation Support

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

The Phylmar Group, Inc. was retained to provide expert opinion in several asbestos litigation cases. In one case, the tenant of an office building alleged excessive exposure to asbestos containing materials as their basis for breaking a lease. Counsel on behalf of the building owner retained the consultant. Air sampling was …

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Product Liability Litigation Support Involving Mining Equipment

By | Case Study, Litigation Support

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

The Phylmar Group, Inc. was retained by counsel representing manufacturers of mining equipment. The plaintiffs alleged that the equipment did not contain adequate safeguards to reduce dust levels. The plaintiffs alleged that their dust exposure from this equipment resulted in their contracting silicosis. The scope of work included obtaining and reviewing …

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Litigation Support for a Class Action Law Suit Involving Exposure to Petroleum Hydrocarbons

By | Case Study, Litigation Support

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

The Phylmar Group, Inc. was retained by a Fortune 500 energy company in a case involving a class action suit containing 36 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs alleged a variety of symptoms and illnesses were related to chemical exposure emanating from a petroleum refinery. The consultant’s activities included reviewing industrial hygiene data, use …

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Indoor Air Quality Evaluation of a Building Located on a Superfund Site

By | Case Study, Indoor Environmental Quality

The Phylmar Group, Inc.

The Phylmar Group, Inc. performed an indoor air quality evaluation for an automobile industry client, based in southern California, who was planning to move approximately 600 employees from its current location to a location within a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated Superfund site. The sampling plan was developed to address employee …

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Design and Implementation of a Strategic Employee Exposure Assessment and Tracking (SEEAPT®) System

By | Case Study, Occupational Health and Safety

The Phylmar Group, Inc. designed a computer-based industrial hygiene strategic planning and data management system for an earth resources company to assist health and safety professionals in estimating human resource and capital requirements necessary for conducting exposure assessment and prioritizing engineering control applications. SEEAPT┬« optimizes allocation of resources and assists managers with strategic planning decisions. …

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Implementation of Statistically Based Exposure Monitoring Studies

By | Case Study, Occupational Health and Safety

The Phylmar Group, Inc.


The Phylmar Group, Inc. designed and conducted several statistically based exposure monitoring programs for the utility, mining, chemical, and automotive industries to evaluate worker exposures to metals, asbestos, noise, and solvents. These evaluations were performed to assess compliance with occupational health regulations and, where appropriate, California’s Proposition 65. In one example, …

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Mold Evaluations for Leased Modular Units across U.S.

By | Case Study, Occupational Health and Safety

Mold Evaluations for Leased Modular Units across U.S.


Perform ongoing mold evaluations of modular units throughout North America for a leasing organization. Phylmar deploys local affiliates to efficiently deliver evaluations to assess water damage/moisture measurements and the visual presence of mold. Additional air and surface mold sampling is conducted when indicated. Remediation services are provided …

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